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    I have the 32in TS LS (metric version) on my...

    I have the 32in TS LS (metric version) on my Hammer K3 Perform with an 8ft slider - and cut 8x4 ply sheets from time to time. The extra long fence proves very handy at times. (see pic)

    The slider...
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    The five shelves are close to 900mm (36in) long...

    The five shelves are close to 900mm (36in) long and 112mm wide Scott (4.5in) - the cabinet is to store hand planes etc so it's very shallow. The intended shelves vary a bit in terms of straightness....
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    Ta Scott, nifty book case. My shelves are fixed...

    Ta Scott, nifty book case. My shelves are fixed and located in rebates (rabbets?) at the ends - so the situation is easier in one way than was yours. Which means I can straighten the back edge by...
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    Fix for warping ply?

    Building a wall cabinet for a hand tools using what's sold locally (i'm in Ireland) in 18mm (used to be 3/4in) marine ply. I didn't dare to buy the stock grade, and the WBP/construction grade...
  5. +3 on quality of content, and on the need for...

    +3 on quality of content, and on the need for mags in general to come to come up with better than sound bite article formats and content - stuff that works in print.

    My feeling too is that if...
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    No doubt they did Jason, but the background in...

    No doubt they did Jason, but the background in the broader woodworking and other mag markets is surely fundamental? Hence my writing about trends in these, and in the advertising of machines, tools...
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    Don't know anything about AW, but to take a...

    Don't know anything about AW, but to take a slightly controversial position. The mags thrived in times when there was much less disposable income about, and at relatively speaking much higher prices...
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    I'd seek out somebody able to do a good grinding...

    I'd seek out somebody able to do a good grinding job if i could - probably a low overhead small shop/one man band with the right kit and skills that will put the time in to do it right without...
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    To the original point. Blanchard grinding is...

    To the original point.

    Blanchard grinding is just one option - one that's seems often to be used because it's meant to be relatively cheap, is set up to rapidly process large quantities of flat...
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    Ta Curt. Will check out the chain deal - although...

    Ta Curt. Will check out the chain deal - although I ordered a criss-cross from Benchcrafted's distributor in Germany last week.

    The second point is one i've not seen before. It's an argument for a...
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    That's quite a price all right Ken.. Another...

    That's quite a price all right Ken..

    Another issue that comes up in connection with bench tops is the positioning of the vise screws. The jaws on a twin screw need to be very deep (increasing the...
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    I'd have said your very nice bench is mostly the...

    I'd have said your very nice bench is mostly the result of a slightly different line of thought on storage Rich. PM if you hit the button on the trip and think i might be able to help with some local...
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    There's a few buying various sorts of prefab...

    There's a few buying various sorts of prefab slabs now it seems Rich - worktop materials and more. I even noticed somebody on the web in the US doing ready made 6 and 8ft long split top bench slabs -...
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    Once a saw is set up right (wheels coplanar,...

    Once a saw is set up right (wheels coplanar, blade tension roughly right, guides right and a new or definitely good and correctly specified blade tracking consistently before cutting) it should...
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    Additional stability (re wood movement) sounds...

    Additional stability (re wood movement) sounds like it should be another definite benefit of a split top Brian. Thanks for that...
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    A PS in the form of another question. Sliding...

    A PS in the form of another question. Sliding deadmen (? :) ) seem generally to be set up so they run on a triangular bottom rail - with the upper end running in a groove in the bench top. The latter...
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    The metal vise is eases installation too, plus...

    The metal vise is eases installation too, plus the long jaw offer the potential for more than one dog hole location/clamping mode. Wagon versus metal vise on the end of a split top is a bit of a...
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    I hadn't thought of that angle Mike. Benches are...

    I hadn't thought of that angle Mike. Benches are the subject of never ending interest it seems Bob - it's always compromises. Many of us i suspect (me anyway) don't have the experience and/or...
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    Thank you gentlemen. That sounds like a pretty...

    Thank you gentlemen. That sounds like a pretty unanimous vote for the split top and the PVA - which is nice to hear, because they bring some other benefits. That's a yes on both pending anything else...
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    Split top bench downsides etc?

    Some specific bench questions. The long planned Roubo style bench in beech is about to get started (tired of looking at the stack of timber), and I'm wondering if anybody has found that the popular...
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    Hi Chris. Coming in late and am just (after a...

    Hi Chris. Coming in late and am just (after a couple of years of looking at the material) starting my first bench myself. Re. your stepped back legs there's pics in a few places in the Landis book...
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    I've had great results from Tools from Japan to...

    I've had great results from Tools from Japan to Ireland using his stock small package air mail service.

    One guess at the story on delivery times is that the timing is really determined by the...
  23. Some more Ulmia blade options here, not sure if...

    Some more Ulmia blade options here, not sure if there's anything likely to be of interest: http://www.pecktool.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=132
  24. Coincidentally the use of the bow saw by the guy...

    Coincidentally the use of the bow saw by the guy in the video caught my eye too. To the point that it triggered the thought that maybe the bowsaw (in various sizes) might be a good do-all single...
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    Woodworking (at the level of doing) is a...

    Woodworking (at the level of doing) is a fantastic teacher in many ways. It's possible, but it's hard to (longer term anyway) as a woodworker ignore reality. It's a lot about setting aside our...
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